Minor League Roundup - 7/22

The Bakersfield Blaze won an exciting contest on Tuesday while the Arizona Rangers and Spokane Indians continued their winning ways. Lone Star Dugout takes a look at all of the day's minor league action.

AAA: Oklahoma 7 – (@) Salt Lake 4
W – Rowe (4-5)
SV – Loe (1)
HR – Cruz (32), Gold (15)
59-45, 9.0 GU


Brandon McCarthy threw 63 pitches in 3 2/3 innings in his first Triple-A rehab start. He allowed four runs on seven hits, walking one and striking out four.

Catcher Gerald Laird also made a rehab appearance, going 0-for-2 with a walk and a sacrifice fly.

Nate Gold (2/5, HR) and Nelson Cruz (1/3, HR, 2 BB) both hit home runs. The long ball was Cruz's sixth in his last five games.

Shortstop Joaquin Arias (1/5, 3B) hit his eighth triple while John Mayberry (1/4, 2B, BB) doubled.

First baseman Chris Shelton had a pair of singles in five at-bats.

Steven Rowe picked up the win in relief of McCarthy with 3 1/3 shutout frames. He allowed only two hits and didn't walk a batter. Rowe fanned two.

Big righty Kameron Loe finished the game with two scoreless innings. He struck out one batter.

Player of the Game: DH Nate Gold
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 1 2 0 1 2 0 1 .229


AA: Frisco 4 – (@) Midland 8
L – Schlact (6-8)
19-12, 2.0 GU


Michael Schlact's disastrous month continued on Tuesday, as he allowed eight runs on eight hits in five innings. He walked three and struck out three.

The ‘Riders had just one extra-base hit on the night. It came in the form of a Ben Harrison double, his 22nd of the year. Harrison was 2-for-5 in all.

Julio Borbon (2/4, BB) and Jose Vallejo (2/5) both singled twice.

Adam Fox and Emerson Frostad were both 0-for-2, but they also drew two walks.

Relievers J.B. Diaz, Clayton Hamilton and Brennan Garr all threw scoreless innings.

Player of the Game: LF Ben Harrison
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 0 2 1 0 1 0 1 .318


A+: Bakersfield 3 – (@) San Jose 2
W – Bannister (4-6)
SV – Stewart (6)
HR – Tracy (7)
14-18, 6.0 GB


Chad Tracy (.281/.361/.435) was clutch for the Blaze, as he provided all three of the team's runs. The left fielder was 2-for-4 with a two-run homer and a game-winning triple, which came in the top of the eighth inning.

Starting pitcher Zach Phillips (6.06 ERA/.272 BAA) yielded only one run on two hits in six innings of work. He walked three and struck out eight.

Renny Osuna and Chris Gradoville both singled twice in four at-bats.

Reliever Jordan Stewart fanned one in a perfect ninth inning to earn his sixth save.

Player of the Game: LF Chad Tracy
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 0 1 3 0 0 .281


A: Clinton – OFF
14-17, 7.0 GB


The LumberKings spent Tuesday taking in the Rangers/White Sox game in Chicago.

SSA: Spokane 8 – Salem-Keizer 4
W – Nam (1-0)
SV – Miller (1)
HR – Paisano (4), West (1)
27-8, 5.0 GU


Starter Wilfredo Boscan exited the game with an injured ankle after just two-thirds of an inning on Tuesday evening. He had struck out two batters while allowing one run.

Yoon-Hee Nam earned the victory in the long relief appearance, surrendering two runs in 3 1/3 innings. He walked three and fanned one.

Centerfielder David Paisano (.325/.394/.542 in July) went 3-for-5 with a double and a home run.

Third baseman Matt West, who was 1-for-4, also hit a home run. It was his first professional round-tripper.

DH Justin Pickett (1/5, 2B) doubled while Joey Butler (2/5, 3B) hit his third triple.

Jason Ogata (2/5), Jared Bolden (2/5) and Dennis Guinn (2/3, BB) all singled twice.

Right-hander Justin Gutsie (2.35 ERA/.219 BAA) was excellent, yielding one run in three innings. He fanned three without walking a batter.

Justin Miller picked up his first professional save with two scoreless innings to close out the game.

Player of the Game: CF David Paisano
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
5 2 3 1 1 1 0 1 .294


RK: AZL Rangers 7 – (@) AZL Athletics 3
W – Wilkins (2-0)
15-9, 3.0 GB


Ben Henry (5.02 ERA/.309 BAA) pitched three shutout innings on Tuesday, recording two strikeouts.

Another righty, Bobby Wilkins, followed Henry with three more scoreless innings. He permitted just one hit while walking one and striking out three.

Second baseman Alejandro Selen and third baseman Johan Yan both went 2-for-4 with a double.

Leadoff man Adam Cobb was 2-for-5 with a double.

Shortstop Leury Garcia was 2-for-3 with a triple, his third of the year.

Australian right-hander Tim Stanford didn't allow a run in two frames. He gave up three hits while walking one and punching out two.

Player of the Game: RHP Bobby Wilkins
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
3.0 1 0 0 1 3 0 6.00


DSL: DSL Rangers1 2 – (@) DSL Angels 3
L – Rosendo (1-3)
27-17, 4.0 GB


Starting pitcher Reinier Bermudez was the second DSL Rangers1 hurler to record double-digit strikeouts in as many days.

The 23-year-old native of Cuba fanned 11 while yielding just one hit in 5 2/3 scoreless innings. He walked four batters.

Catcher Tomas Telis (.270/.360/.376) doubled and walked three times. Two of the free passes were intentional.

LF Edward Alfonzo (2/2, 2B), 3B Emmanuel Solis (1/5, 2B) and SS Edwin Garcia (2/3, 2B, 2 BB) also doubled.

Player of the Game: RHP Reinier Bermudez
IP H R ER BB K HR ERA
5.2 1 0 0 4 11 0 2.76


DSL: DSL Rangers2 7 – DSL Pirates 6
W – Alvarez (2-1)
HR – Cabrera (1)
18-26, 13.0 GB


Eleno Soto spread 13 hits through seven innings of work. He allowed five runs, four of which were earned.

Right fielder Edward Ceballo went 2-for-4 with a double and a walk. He drove in four runs.

Designated hitter Luis Cabrera hit a solo home run – his first of the season.

Domingo Del Rosario singled twice and walked twice in five plate appearances.

Player of the Game: RF Edward Ceballo
AB R H 2B HR RBI BB K AVG
4 1 2 1 0 4 1 1 .209


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